Needlepoint primer: Eliza
Paper, silk, wool
Overall: 9 1/4 x 11 in. ( 23.5 x 27.9 cm )
embroidered: center, red floss: "Eliza" handwritten: bottom right on inside, in pencil: "Cox"
Two horizontally-oriented rectangular pieces of perforated paper embroidered in various colors of wool floss, lined on the inside with pink silk and hinged across the top edge, securing the two sides and allowing them to open up; one side shows oval floral motif with the name "Eliza" in the center, the other side has floral design in the center; needlepoint and straight stitches.
This bookcover was probably made by, or for, Eliza Pilcher (1823-1899) who married John Vaché Cox in 1844.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.